This summer’s heat was handled efficiently at the ERC. How efficiently? We used the traditional refrigeration equipment for only 3 days the entire summer! How did we accomplish this? By cooling directly with the ground and using the building automation system to ideally control the geothermal to keep the building cool.
On average, we operated the system more than 15 times as efficient as it was designed, with peaks greater than 75 times.
With the use of Schneider Electric’s Energy Online system we were able to track all of our energy uses via instant feedback through live data monitoring.